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mobilize

verb uk ( UK usually mobilise)   /ˈməʊ.bɪ.laɪz/ us    /ˈmoʊ-/
[T] to organize or prepare something, such as a group of people, for a purpose: Representatives for all the main candidates are trying to mobilize voter support. [I or T] to prepare to fight, especially in a war: The government has mobilized several of the army's top combat units. Troops have been mobilizing for the past three weeks.
mobilization
noun [U] uk ( UK also mobilisation)   /ˌməʊ.bɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌmoʊ.bɪ.lə-/
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